Led by future Strawbs guitarist Dave Lambert, Hounslow-based trio Fire failed to break through in their lifetime, but have posthumously been championed by two slightly different elements of the collector network: mod/psychedelic pop admirers love their much-covered 1968 single 'Father's Name Is Dad' and their collection of similarly-styled demos from the same period; while progressive rock fans have made the 1970 Pye album 'The Magic Shoemaker' a hugely valuable artefact. Finally, all of their work is now available under one roof with the 3-CD set 'Father's Name Is Dad: The Complete Fire'. Disc One rounds up their 1967-'68 work (including both Decca-issued versions of the title track single). Disc Two contains the album 'The Magic Shoemaker' plus sundry out-takes and alternative versions from the same period. Disc Three is the original trio's triumphant staging of an extended, revamped live 'The Magic Shoemaker' over two nights in 2007. Assembled with the aid of chief Fireman Lambert, the 3-CD set features many rare delights, such as all four tracks (including the previously unreleased 'It's Not Easy Falling Out Of Love' and 'Boys And Girls Together') that the band recorded in mid-1967 at the RG Jones studio under their original name of Friday's Chyld, plus two tracks ('Live To Love' and 'Back There Again') that were recorded in late 1970 by a revised line-up, and which have never previously appeared on a Fire package. Featuring every Fire recording known to exist, and with a booklet that includes a full band history, rare photos and new quotes, 'Father's Name Is Dad: The Complete Fire' is the final word on one of the most fascinating bands working on the late '60s British pop scene.
Led by future Strawbs guitarist Dave Lambert, Hounslow-based trio Fire failed to break through in their lifetime, but have posthumously been championed by two slightly different elements of the collector network: mod/psychedelic pop admirers love their much-covered 1968 single 'Father's Name Is Dad' and their collection of similarly-styled demos from the same period; while progressive rock fans have made the 1970 Pye album 'The Magic Shoemaker' a hugely valuable artefact. Finally, all of their work is now available under one roof with the 3-CD set 'Father's Name Is Dad: The Complete Fire'. Disc One rounds up their 1967-'68 work (including both Decca-issued versions of the title track single). Disc Two contains the album 'The Magic Shoemaker' plus sundry out-takes and alternative versions from the same period. Disc Three is the original trio's triumphant staging of an extended, revamped live 'The Magic Shoemaker' over two nights in 2007. Assembled with the aid of chief Fireman Lambert, the 3-CD set features many rare delights, such as all four tracks (including the previously unreleased 'It's Not Easy Falling Out Of Love' and 'Boys And Girls Together') that the band recorded in mid-1967 at the RG Jones studio under their original name of Friday's Chyld, plus two tracks ('Live To Love' and 'Back There Again') that were recorded in late 1970 by a revised line-up, and which have never previously appeared on a Fire package. Featuring every Fire recording known to exist, and with a booklet that includes a full band history, rare photos and new quotes, 'Father's Name Is Dad: The Complete Fire' is the final word on one of the most fascinating bands working on the late '60s British pop scene.
5013929189928

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Format: CD
Label: GRAPEFRUIT
Rel. Date: 08/27/2021
UPC: 5013929189928

Father's Name Is Dad: The Complete Fire (Uk)
Artist: Fire
Format: CD
New: Available $37.99
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DISC: 1

1. Father's Name Is Dad (Original Single Version)
2. Treacle Toffee World
3. Happy Sound
4. Spare a Copper
5. Will I Find Love?
6. Man in the Teapot
7. It's Just Love
8. I've Still Got Time
9. I Know You Inside Out
10. Alison Wonderland
11. It's Not Easy Falling Out of Love (Friday's Chyld)
12. Boys and Girls Together (Friday's Chyld)
13. I Just Can't Wait (Friday's Chyld)
14. I Didn't Know You (Friday's Chyld)
15. Can't Be So Bad
16. Green-Legged Auntie Sally
17. Oh Johnny
18. Round the Gum Tree
19. Toothy Ruthie
20. Father's Name Is Dad (Remixed Single Version)
21. Children of Imagination
22. Tell You a Story
23. Magic Shoes
24. Reason for Everything
25. Only a Dream
26. Flies Like a Bird
27. Like to Help You If I Can
28. I Can See the Sky
29. Shoemaker
30. Happy Man Am I
31. Children of Imagination (Reprise)
32. Only a Dream (Demo Version)
33. Magic Shoes (Demo Version)
34. Reason for Everything (Demo Version)
35. Mama When Will I Understand (Studio Version)
36. Live to Love
37. Back There Again
38. Overture (To a Shoemaker)
39. Children of Imagination
40. Tell You a Story
41. Magic Shoes
42. Reason for Everything
43. Treacle Toffee World
44. Only a Dream
45. Flies Like a Bird
46. It Wouldn't Have Happened in My Day
47. War
48. Like to Help You If I Can
49. I Can See the Sky
50. Father's Name Is Dad
51. It's Just Love
52. Shoemaker
53. Happy Man Am I
54. Mama When Will I Understand (Live Version

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Led by future Strawbs guitarist Dave Lambert, Hounslow-based trio Fire failed to break through in their lifetime, but have posthumously been championed by two slightly different elements of the collector network: mod/psychedelic pop admirers love their much-covered 1968 single 'Father's Name Is Dad' and their collection of similarly-styled demos from the same period; while progressive rock fans have made the 1970 Pye album 'The Magic Shoemaker' a hugely valuable artefact. Finally, all of their work is now available under one roof with the 3-CD set 'Father's Name Is Dad: The Complete Fire'. Disc One rounds up their 1967-'68 work (including both Decca-issued versions of the title track single). Disc Two contains the album 'The Magic Shoemaker' plus sundry out-takes and alternative versions from the same period. Disc Three is the original trio's triumphant staging of an extended, revamped live 'The Magic Shoemaker' over two nights in 2007. Assembled with the aid of chief Fireman Lambert, the 3-CD set features many rare delights, such as all four tracks (including the previously unreleased 'It's Not Easy Falling Out Of Love' and 'Boys And Girls Together') that the band recorded in mid-1967 at the RG Jones studio under their original name of Friday's Chyld, plus two tracks ('Live To Love' and 'Back There Again') that were recorded in late 1970 by a revised line-up, and which have never previously appeared on a Fire package. Featuring every Fire recording known to exist, and with a booklet that includes a full band history, rare photos and new quotes, 'Father's Name Is Dad: The Complete Fire' is the final word on one of the most fascinating bands working on the late '60s British pop scene.

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